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The Greatest Soul Albums and Songs of All Time!

     

You're just asking for trouble when you try to come up with a listing of the "Best" of anything, but we've been polling SoulTrackers for two years for their choices of the greatest soul albums and songs of all time -- one decade at a time.  Below are links to the pages that list the winners of each category. Many thanks to the thousands of you who have participated! 

 

The Greatest Soul Albums

 

 The Best Soul Albums of the 70s
 The Best Soul Albums of the 80s
The Best Soul Albums of the 90s
The Best Soul Albums of the 2000s
The Best Gospel Albums

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 Greatest Soul Songs

The Best Songs of the 60s
MarvinGaye-Whats.jpg The Best Songs of the 70s
The Best Songs of the 80s
Boyz II Men The Best Songs of the 90s
Maxwell_-_BLACKsummers_night_Album.jpg The Best Songs of the 2000s
 LutherVandross-Essential.jpg The Greatest Slow Jams
The Greatest Disco Songs
   

 The Greatest Artists

   The Greatest Soul Groups                 

 The Greatest Male Singers

 The Greatest Female Soul Singers
   

 

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Comments

No greatest soul LP's of the

No greatest soul LP's of the 1960's what an outrage!!!

That was the best decade for soul music, you people igorned it. Yall should hold your head down in shame for that.

Ommissions: All 4 One, Silk,

Ommissions: All 4 One, Silk, Shai, Black Street. Whyyyyy??? Does Tevin Cambell Really ranks so low??? Maybe everyones soul & Ears don't hear & feel the same?? Gavin S.A.

Thanks for including

Thanks for including Rachelle Ferrell's album, "Individuality." It is a little amusing that out of all the nominees, hers was the only name that was misspelled. If you can spell Yahzarah, Ferrell should be a piece of cake, lol!

I agree with Princess Helene, Les Nubians was a big omission...

I am so happy to to that

I am so happy to to that Soul Tracks is giving Syleena her just do, for so long she has beunderrated overlooked, she has great talent, great writing skills, she is one of the best singers in the industry in the past and present and surely the future. You

YALL HAVE NO CLUE WHAT MUSIC

YALL HAVE NO CLUE WHAT MUSIC IS...I NEED TO BE THE TOP DOGGIE RUNNUNG THIS SITE.....SINCE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GREAT MUSIC IS LET'S TRY OUR HANDS AT ACID JAZZ AND TRIP HOP/FUSION.......LET'S OPEN UP THE POLLS ON THIS ONE AND SEE HOW MANY OF YALL KNOW YOUR STUFF.....NOW THAT SHOULD BE FUN. LET'S SEE WHO HAS DONE THEIR HOMEWORK. PERHAPS HOUSE MUSIC?? I MEAN EXPAND YOUR MIND PEOPLE...ITS SO MUCH OTHER FREEKIN MUSIC OUT THERE YOU JUST DON'T KNOW ABOUT.....PEACE YALL....EARL FROM THE ATL.....I MIX RAP,JAZZ,HOUSE AND R&B WITH MY EYES CLOSED!!!! ALL MASHED UP!! BYE!!

Hi people! no matter what

Hi people! no matter what happens...or what we prefer...The black music, the roots of souls is the greatest...any artist have their place in our minds and hearts...and our memories...
I think that really matter is our interaction and respect for each other...that`s the magic of the music!
Thank you very much for give us a chance to vote and expose our thoughts...from venezuela, southamerica

Biosouler

HERES SOME GOOD SITES AND

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I don't get it. I see

I don't get it. I see "Coming Soon The Best Songs of the 60s". That's a great idea to make a poll about songs but as we voted for the best albums from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s, let's not forget to vote for the best 60's... albums too!

Michael Jackson - the best.

Michael Jackson - the best. With his passing, the pop industry has lost its king. Many envied him, perhaps even killed because of greed, but his songs remain in our hearts. Talent, as he was not and will not be. His best songs in the best albome 80s Thriller you can listen for free, and then download it in a format mp3.

I know this is a soul music

I know this is a soul music sight but there are progressive jazz artists' out there who deserve to be recognize for there accomplishments in music. Why don't you guys have a poll for the best progressive jass artists. Such people as Bob James, Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, and al Jarreau to name a few.

I totally agree with

I totally agree with nbrown32. There should definitely be such a jazz poll. By jazz, I mean R&B-ish types of jazz such as soul-jazz, jazz-funk, smooth jazz (at least, the good part) etc.

Hey brother don't be so

Hey brother don't be so angry. I am a big Acid Jazz fan, I played all the time when I was on teh radio. You should have schooled them, and dropped some artists in your note. That's how we are going to "expand your minds".
Keep It Straight And Funky

I can't belive Maxwell

I can't belive Maxwell BLACKsummernights it's on here. I see some artist on here that I shocked..... Maybe it can be reveised

thanks for this post guys..

thanks for this post guys..

I need to agree with a few

I need to agree with a few other posters here. I mean why skip the 60's in terms of top albums? For many that's when soul was at its peak. How could we talk about the greatest soul albums of all time and not mention the likes of Sam Cooke, Joe Tex, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson, Clarence Carter, Darrell Banks, Arthur Alexander, Jackie Wilson, etc.

I love your interest in Soul

I love your interest in Soul Music Period ! But it goes without saying The (Dramatic Experience) Album...Hey You Get Off My Mountain - (GO FOR YOUR GUNS)with CLIMBIN UP THE LADDER by The ISLEY'S...DELFONICS with the classic TRYING TOO MAKE A FOOL OF ME. COMMODORES(HOT OFF THE TRACKS) with FANCY DANCER! SLY & THE FAMILY STONES, THERE'S A RIOT GOING ON...SWEET EXORCIST by CURTIS MAYFIELD...RUFUSIZED by RUFUS, you got an idea where I'm going! HONEY by the OHIO PLAYERS, with F0PP (Classics). Black artist sold a 100 million albums alone in the (70's) but it was the foundation or platform if you will, that made these exceptional pieces of work viable even today. I'll leave you now with, a few more (ABC) by The JACKSON'S, DELIVER THE WORD by WAR and MAGGOT BRAIN by FUNKADELIC. Reach me at (Everything about SOULLLLL MUSIC) AT http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=275515267988

I enjoy your surveys and the

I enjoy your surveys and the artical on Eddie Holman was most enlighting... Thanks

SEND ME SOME OF YOUR WORK

SEND ME SOME OF YOUR WORK WOULD LOVE TO HEAR IT ...BUT IT BETTER BE HEAVY !!!!

HEY HOW ABOUT OLDIES BUT

HEY HOW ABOUT OLDIES BUT GOODIES, THERE WAS THE MUSIC WE HAD LOVE MUSIC, MAKING UP MUSIC, PUTTING YOUR MAN OR WOMEN OUT MUSIC.TALKING ON THE PHONE UNTIL YOU ARE SLEEP, AND ASK BABY YOU SLEEP? AND LYING ALL THE TIME. THOSE WERE THE DAYS AND THE SONGS, ALSO LOVING AND CRYING SONGS, BABY I WANT U BACK, DO THEY TURN YOU ON LIKE I DO!LADY, SHOULD I GO ON! FROM A 65 YR.OLD STILL MARRIED FOR 27 YRS TO THE SAME MAN.

I'm with you on that Earth

I'm with you on that Earth Wind and Fire, but you know the "Off The Wall" album was pretty hot too ya know? And I think Erykah Badu has Jill Scott for best album in the 2000's. Peace, Love, and Soul yall!

I am also a great fan of

I am also a great fan of MJ.The World lost him.May his soul RIP

In those days songs were

In those days songs were sung from the heart it was for music purpose know a days its all for money purpose . can't forget those days